US to Withdraw Troops from Chad and Niger

On 25th April, 2024, the US announced plans to pull back the majority of US troops from Chad and Niger, citing challenges in restoring key agreements governing the American military's role and counterterrorism operations in the region.

Key Points

  • Withdrawal Initiatives: Most of the approximately 100 US troops stationed in Chad will be relocated temporarily, while the majority of the 1,000 personnel assigned to Niger are also expected to depart.
  • Agreement Uncertainty: Recent actions by Niger's ruling junta and questioning from Chad regarding existing agreements have prompted the US to reassess its military presence and operations in both countries.
  • Ongoing Negotiations: Discussions ....
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